|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH|
||Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, January 24, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at 19 Mile Brook Trailhead off NH16. This large lot is plowed in winter. Today, there was a dusting of new snow over some icy parking spaces. Any vehicle would be fine. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossings on Carter Dome Trail are ice bridged. The remainder are crossed with human made bridges on 19 Mile Brook. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
Roadwalk on NH16 > Camp Dodge Rd > Imp Trail (North) > North Carter Trail > Carter-Moriah Trail (AT) > Carter Dome Trail > 19 Mile Brook Trail > end.
Imp Trail: unblazed from the junction with the old logging road. There is a small, wooden arrow affixed to a tree at the junction with the old logging road coming from Camp Dodge and the northern Imp Trail. Of note, a snowshoer broke out the 0.9 miles from this junction down to the northern Imp Trail trailhead. The trail was a marvelous snow sidewalk with no post holes up to the junction with the North Carter Trail. Good trench set up. There were some impressive divots created by someone traveling downhill, running. Snowshoes encouraged.
North Carter Trail: not blazed. Many deep divots with some post holing. Still a solid trench set up making the trail pretty brainless to follow. Snowshoes recommended. Very short pieces of thick blue ice. Avoidable with snowshoes. Brook is frozen over. No wet feet this time!! Mwahahahaha!
Carter-Moriah: this is the AT and is nicely blazed in white. Many post holes and deep divots. My snowshoes went over most of these fairly well. Only a few ankle twisters... Still a great trench set up with firm footing in todayâ€™s freezing temps. The sun was softening exposed parts making snowshoes the logical footwear. Nicely broken out.
Carter Dome Trail: lovely new blue blazing. Super awesome trench and snow sidewalk set up. No post holes or divots. Man, I live for such winter trails! My gad can you fly! Snowshoes recommended. Small, short patches of blue ice, in the same sections they always are. Buggahs. One part had me impersonating J-Lo from â€œIn Living Color.â€ But snowshoes still the logical footwear.
19 Mile Brook Trail: well maintained, well blazed in blue. Gently graded, popular trail. Snow sidewalk in full form. Lovely. Just lovely.
I love winter on these trails.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.